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The Nexus 5 has a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM, either 16 or 32GB of internal storage, and a 2300mAh battery. It features a 4.95-inch 1080p IPS display, 8MP rear-facing camera, and 1.3MP front facer.

Nexus 5 Stories August 24, 2016

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When Google began rolling out Android Nougat earlier this week — and began distributing factory images for the update just yesterday — one long-supported device was notably left out: the Nexus 5. Android developers across the web saw an opportunity with this omission, though, and have already begun distributing early builds of Android 7.0 Nougat for the LG-made device…

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Nexus 5 Stories June 27, 2016

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Nexus 5X 32GB $240, Nest Thermostat $199, Seagate 8TB Desktop HDD $200, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

LG Nexus 5X 32GB (Factory GSM Unlocked) for $240 shipped (Orig. $399)

The Nest Learning Thermostat will help lower your energy costs throughout the summer: $199 (Reg. $249)

You can store everything on this Seagate 8TB external hard drive for $200 shipped, more

We thought you needed 5TB of extra space, here’s a Seagate Expansion hard drive for $110 shipped (Reg. $130)

Ticket to Ride on iOS and Android drops to its lowest price in years: $2 (Reg. $7)

Apple’s Thunderbolt Display has been put out to pasture, here are the best alternatives at every price point

Vansky’s $23 USB LED light strip gives you multi-color mood lighting

Review: Jaybird’s new Freedom Wireless headphones score high marks on design, sound [Video]

How-to: Put a USB Charging port just about anywhere, without AC power for as little as $50 (Solar+Battery) 

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Amazon Gold Box has something for everyone: ECCO Shoes, High Sierra Backpacks, GoT, Pets, Humidifiers

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

JBL’s Charge 2 Bluetooth speaker is a solid option for your party this summer: refurb for $60 (Orig. $150)

Smartphone Accessories: 2-Pack of Mpow MFi Apple-Certified Lightning Cables $8 Prime shipped (Reg. $14), more

Nexus 5 Stories May 19, 2016

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Android Instant Apps may be one of the coolest announcements that Google made during the I/O 2016 keynote yesterday, and now we had a chance to see the new feature up close…

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Nexus 5 Stories May 11, 2016

9to5Toys Lunch Break: LG Nexus 5 (unlocked) $149, $40 Google Express credit for just $15, Moto 360 (refurb) $80, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

New LG Nexus 5, unlocked with 32GB storage down to $149 shipped (Reg. ~$280)

New Google Express customers can grab a $40 credit for $15 with email delivery (42% savings)

Motorola Moto 360 (refurb) smartwatch in various styles: $80 shipped (Reg. $200+) | eBay

Sony 128GB Class 10 UHS-1 Micro SDXC: $33.49 shipped (Reg. $47) | Amazon

iFixit 64-Bit Screwdriver Kit lets you open phones, tablets, laptops, games consoles, and more: $35 (Orig. $50, CA Tax only)

Apple 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (newest version) 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB $1,200 shipped (Reg. $1,499)

Apple 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (newest model) 2.7GHz/8GB/128GB: $1,040 (Reg. $1,299)

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Dell 27-inch 1080p Curved Monitor w/ two HDMI inputs: $220 shipped (Reg. $300+)

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

Spring cleaning: Essential products for an organized and clutter-free bathroom

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

The Thin Ice wearable cools your body in hopes of burning an additional 1,000 calories per day

Deal: New LG Nexus 5, unlocked with 32GB storage down to $149 on Woot (Reg. ~$280)

Update: According to the store’s forums, Woot has been shipping customers 16GB refurbished or ‘open box’ versions instead of the 32GB new version advertised in their original listing. If yours hasn’t shipped yet, be sure to check your device as soon as it comes to make sure you have been sent the storage capacity advertised. If you get the incorrect version, get in touch with Woot for a solution. They’re aware of the issue, a Woot staff member posted the following message:

Hey all. Good morning. I know you’re upset and we are as well. We are working hard to figure out what all happened with this.

As soon as we get it all sorted out, I’ll post here and you’ll get an email from CS as well.

I’m so sorry for this and please know that I’m working to keep on top of it.

Online retailer Woot has a one day only offer on the unlocked LG Nexus 5 in new condition with 32GB storage. For those of you who have been looking out for a pure Android smartphone on a budget, today’s offer on 2014’s Nexus may be too good to miss.

Nexus 5 Stories April 6, 2016

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Nexux 5X 16GB $230, First gen. Moto 360 $100, Nest Cam $180, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Google Nexus 5X 16GB now just $230 shipped (Reg. $349)

Moto 360 Android Wear stainless steel: $100 shipped (Reg. $150) | B&H

Nest Cam security camera: $180 shipped (Reg. $200) | eBay

Walmart launches iPhone SE $100 discount, $150 discount on Galaxy S6/7

iPhone SE and Galaxy S7/Edge cases in a variety of styles/colors from $3 shipped

Storage: WD My Passport Ultra 1TB USB 3.0 Portable HDD $50 (Reg. $60), more

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Smartphone Accessories: Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III $249 shipped (Reg. $300), Aduro 2-Outlet USB Surge Protector $10, more

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

AT&T buy 3 accessories, save 20%: iPad Pro Smart Keyboard $143 (Reg. $169), Apple Pencil $87 (Reg. $99), more

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

Roku introduces a new quad-core streaming stick with a slimmed down design

Apogee releases its most affordable full-featured Mac recording interface yet

Nexus 5 Stories March 30, 2016

Amazon bans the sale of dodgy USB Type-C connectors and adapters

Following the launch of the Type-C equipped Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P and Pixel C devices, Google engineer Benson Leung set out to save us from all the dodgy non-compliant cables and adapters available on Amazon. Without the correct technical compliance, a Type-C adapter could charge a device too slowly, or at worst, ruin the product. Following Leung’s extensive testing, Amazon has now prohibited the sale of non-compliant accessories.

Nexus 5 Stories March 23, 2016

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Galaxy S7 edge 32GB $700, Moto X Pure 64GB $400, Nexus 5X 16GB $250, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge 32GB GSM (unlocked): $700 shipped (Reg. $800) | eBay

Moto X Pure 4G 64GB GSM (unlocked): $400 shipped (Reg. $499) | Best Buy

LG Nexus 5X 16GB (Factory GSM Unlocked) for $250 shipped (Orig. $379) | eBay

Best Buy 2-Day Sale: Beats Solo2 headphones $100 (Orig. $200) or Studios for $150 (Orig. $300), more

Travel light w/ Apple’s 11-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB for $710 shipped (Reg. $899)

Save big on Apple’s newest laptops: Retina MacBook Pro $1,000 (Reg. $1,299)

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

AcuRite Indoor/outdoor Color Weather Station w/ Barometer/Forecast/Temperature: $35 Prime shipped

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

iPhone 6/s/Plus and Galaxy S7/Edge cases in a variety of styles/colors: $6 Prime shipped (Reg. $13)

Apple TV Deals: 4th Gen 64GB $175 (Reg. $200), 3rd Gen $49 (Reg. $69), more

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

VIZIO’s new $999 P-Series 4K Ultra HDTV w/ Google Cast and HDR may be this year’s top release

How-to: Use your car and an inexpensive inverter to replace the need for a home generator

Nexus 5 Stories March 21, 2016

9to5Toys Last Call: Google OnHub $160, Nexus 5X 16GB (unlocked) $250, LG G4 32GB (unlocked) $290, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Google OnHub Wireless AC1900 Router w/ hand gesture control: $160 shipped (Orig. $220)

LG Nexus 5X 16GB (Factory GSM Unlocked) for $250 shipped (Orig. $379) | eBay

LG G4 w/ 32GB flash GSM 4G LTE (factory unlocked): $290 shipped (Orig. $460)

Travel light w/ Apple’s 11-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB for $710 shipped (Reg. $899)

Save big on Apple’s newest laptops: Retina MacBook Pro $1,000 (Reg. $1,299)

Amazon Gold Box – Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 for Mac/PC disc or digital download: $50 (Orig. $100)

Affinity Photo: Apple’s Mac App of the Year 2015 is now matching its lowest price ever: $40 (Reg. $50)

Buy or upgrade Parallels ($49-$79) & get 7 Mac apps free: 1Password, Parallels Access, & more (Reg. $269)

2016 All-Star Mac Bundle brings together 11 high-quality apps: $20 (Orig. $263)

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Amazon’s best-selling headphones: Audio-Technica ATH-M50X Over-Ears $100 shipped (Reg. $123+)

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

Smartphone Accessories: Aukey Bluetooth 4.1 Wireless Sport Headphones $15, more

How-to: Use your car and an inexpensive inverter to replace the need for a home generator

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

SpotCam’s latest IP surveillance camera offers records 24-hours of footage in the cloud for free

You can now mow your lawn via Apple Watch w/ Husqvarna’s new Automower app

Nexus 5 Stories March 14, 2016

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Nexus 6P from $425, Lenovo 11-inch Chromebook $129, 200GB MicroSD $60, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS

Deal: 32GB Nexus 6P down to $425 (Reg. $499), 64GB down to $475 (Reg. $549)

Lenovo 11-inch Chromebook 2.16GHz/2GB/16GB SSD: $129 shipped (Reg. $149)

Gold Box Monster SanDisk storage sale: 200GB MicroSD $60, UltraFit 128GB USB $25, much more

How-to: Use your car and an inexpensive inverter to replace the need for a home generator

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Daily Deals: 8TB Seagate USB 3.0 External Hard Drive $200, Asus Touchscreen Laptop/Tablet $155, more

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MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

Holmes Smart WeMo appliances: Air Purifier $150 (Reg. $200), X-Large Heater $100 (Reg. $200)

Solartab: Powerful Solar Panel/13,000mAh dual USB battery in iPad form factor: $94 shipped ($35 off)

12-inch MacBook now $300 off: 256GB $1,000, 512GB $1,300 + extra $50 savings w/ .edu email

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

LG releases a new line of 4K Super UHDTVs with HDR capabilities and big price tags

Rule this summer’s BBQ with Mark Dredge’s new Cooking with Beer guide

Nexus 5 Stories March 11, 2016

Deal: Nexus 6P for $449 plus free $50 gift card (Reg. $499), 32GB Nexus 5X down to $279 (Reg. $399)

If you’re looking for a great value flagship smartphone, and have a particular taste for completely vanilla Android, you’re in luck. Both of the current Nexus phones, the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X have been discounted today…

Nexus 5 Stories March 9, 2016

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In a surprise move, Google announced today (as we told you earlier this morning) that the Android N developer preview is available for download. The simplest route is through the yet-to-be launched Android Beta Program, but as usual Google has also posted the factory images.

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Nexus 5 Stories March 8, 2016

Google’s March security OTA update also has Nexus 5X performance and stability fixes

Update: It looks like the update also has a new “Cool color temperature” toggle for using cooler display colors.

I wrote my thoughts on the Nexus 5X all the way back in November, and the gist of it was this: the Nexus 5X is great, but its performance just leaves a lot to be desired — especially for a phone with such better-than-average specs. People familiar with its development told me that there was a lot of internal strife regarding the Nexus 5X and its performance issues, but it seems that drama has finally resulted in some good. The March security update that was issued yesterday packs some extra goodies for Nexus 5X owners…

Nexus 5 Stories February 5, 2016

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Nexus 5X 16GB (unlocked) $280, SanDisk Ultra 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive $25, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

LG Google Nexus 5X 16GB Unlocked: $280 shipped (Reg. $350)

Daily Deals: SanDisk Ultra 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive $25, Verus iPhone 6/s Leather Wallet-Style Case $14, more

Review: $13 GRDE Explorer Rugged 10,000mAh Solar dual USB Battery w/ 2 USB lamps: worth every penny

Be a hero this Valentine’s Day w/ these best-selling Adult Coloring Books from $6

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

13-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/4GB/256GB: $1,000 (Reg. $1,199)

11-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/4GB/256GB: $930 (Reg. $1,099)

13-inch Retina MacBook Pro 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB: $1,250 (Reg. $1,450)

15-inch Retina MacBook Pro 2.2GHz/16GB/256GB: $1,700 (Reg. $1,999)

Keep your Wi-Fi up and running w/ this APC UPS System + Power Bank: $90 (Reg. $120)

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

It’s time to ditch your cable bill! Get the AmazonBasics 35-Mile HDTV Antenna for $20 (Reg. $25)

Game pre-orders for Amazon Prime members –Zelda, Far Cry Primal, FFXV: $48 ea (Reg. $60)

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

Ubuntu’s first tablet offers a converged desktop PC experience as well

Here’s our first look at the new Uncharted 4 Limited Edition PS4 bundle, pre-order now

Nexus 5 Stories February 2, 2016

9to5Toys Lunch Break: LG G2 w/ FreedomPop service (pre-owned) $90, Nexus 5X w/ $25 GC $299, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Certified pre-owned LG G2 w/ free talk, text, data from FreedomPop: $90 shipped (Reg. $150+) | FreedomPop

LG Google Nexus 5X 16GB Smartphone w/ $25 B&H gift card: $299 shipped (Reg. $350) | B&H

USB Power: Inateck 36W 4-port Desktop Charger $11 (Reg. $15), 8-Outlet Surge Protector + 5 USB-Ports $26more

Logitech gear for Mac/PC, iPad & iPhone up to 60% off: wireless mice from $14, solar keyboards from $36, speaker $9more

Motorola SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 High-Speed Cable Modem $45 shipped (Reg. $70)

Here are the best HDTV and Soundbar deals for Super Bowl 50

Here are some delicious snacks and fun kitchen gear to get you prepped for Super Bowl 50

Best USB/Jump Start batteries for your car from Bestek, Aukey, more

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Up your Super Bowl game – Sony 2.1 Channel 330W Bluetooth/NFC Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer: $200 shipped (Reg. $360)

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MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

ALLPOWERS 10,000mAh Solar Panel Charger for $11 Prime shipped (Reg. $17)

Rugged 10,000mAh Solar dual USB Battery w/ 2 USB lamps: $13 Prime shipped

Game pre-orders for Amazon Prime members –Zelda, Far Cry Primal, FFXV: $48 ea (Reg. $60)

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

ThinkGeek’s life-size BB-8 lamp brings the latest Star Wars flick to your living room

Build your own 1:5000-scale New York City with this incredible Kickstarter project

Nexus 5 Stories February 1, 2016

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Google has just posted the new factory images with February’s security patch for Nexus devices. The images are still based on Android 6.0.1, so don’t expect anything besides security fixes. There’s also a new factory image for the Pixel C…

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Nexus 5 Stories January 26, 2016

Google gives the Nexus 5X another price drop, now available from $299 on the Google Store

Two weeks ago, Google permanently lowered the price of the Nexus 5X by $30 to $349. Today, alongside a Valentines promotion, the smaller Nexus device is getting what appears to be another price drop, this time to $299. “Was starting at $349, now starting at $299,” the wording says on the Nexus 5X Google Store listing…

Mulder and Scully are using Nexus phones on the new X-Files miniseries

Continuing on the trend to reboot old media franchises, X-File is back on television after 14 years. The six part miniseries combines the modern topics of government surveillance and spying with the old alien searching sci-fi themes. While watching the first episode, we noticed that the titular characters of Mulder and Scully are using Google’s Nexus devices.

Deal: Matte Gold 32GB 6P from $450 (Reg. $500), 64GB from $500 (Reg. $550)

Update 2/1 8:29 AM: Best Buy is now offering an additional free $25 Best Buy gift card when you buy a Nexus 6P.

Update 1/29: Newegg is now also offering the Matte Gold variant of the 32GB Nexus 6P for $449 shipped with a free FREMO 11000mAh power bank (a $23 value).

Amazon is offering the Matte Gold variant of the 32GB Nexus 6P for $449 shipped, bringing the recently-announced color down $50 to the lowest price we could find. Amazon is also offering the 64GB model for $50 off at $499 shipped, and both models are also available at Best Buy for the same prices. Alternatively, Google is offering a $50 purchase credit toward a Huawei Watch when you buy any color Nexus 6P…

Nexus 5 Stories January 25, 2016

9to5Toys Last Call: Nexus 5X 16GB $300, Aukey Bluetooth & car adapters from $11, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

Google Nexus 5X 16GB + $20 Visa GC: $300 shipped (Reg. $370)

Google Nexus 5X 32GB + $20 Visa GC: $350 shipped (Reg. $370)

Aukey adapters: Bluetooth 4.1 Audio Receiver $11, Car FM Radio Transmitter $11

Apple 13-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB (newest version): $800 shipped (Reg. $999)

Several refurbished 12-inch MacBook w/ Retina display models are now available from Apple

AirPrint Color Laser Printers: Brother $150 shipped (Reg. $200), Canon 3-in-1 $190 shipped (Reg. $250)

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Media: New Blu-rays $10 – Jurassic World, Minions, more + BOGO offer

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

Spigen Hybrid/Wallet/Thin Fit Nexus 6 cases: $3.50 shipped (Reg. $6.49 and up)

Throw one hell of a Super Bowl party w/ this Samsung 60″ Smart 3D 4K UHDTV: $998 shipped (Orig. $1,800)

Game pre-orders for Amazon Prime members –Zelda, Far Cry Primal, FFXV: $48 ea (Reg. $60)

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

ComfyLight learns your routine and imitates your lighting patterns while you’re out

Nexus 5 Stories January 15, 2016

9to5Toys Last Call: Nexus 5X $380, Aukey 5-port charger $18, Android Pay promo, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

ZeroLemon solar dual-USB 20000mAh power bank: $20 Prime shipped (Reg. $48)

New LG Nexus 5X 32GB (unlocked): $380 shipped (Reg. $400) | eBay

Aukey USB Power: 5-Port QuickCharge 2.0 Desktop Charger $18 (Reg. $30), 5-pack microUSB cables $4

Android Pay Rewards ‘Tap 10’ looks to give away Google Play downloads, Chromecasts

Motorola Nexus 6 factory unlocked 32GB in blue/white: $250 shipped (Reg. $330)

WD Elements 2TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive: $69 shipped (Reg. $80+)

Amazon is discounting its Prime 2-day shipping service down to $73 this weekend (Reg. $99)

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Daily Deals: BRAVEN 770 Weatherproof Bluetooth Speaker $75, PNY 32GB Flash Drive $7, more

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

Samsung Gear S2 from $250 shipped, Gear S2 Classic from $300 shipped w/ code 50OFFJAN | Adorama

If you don’t mind rebates, you can get an additional $50 off both models.

 

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

Phāz takes note of iPhone 7 rumors with new Lightning-connected headphones

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Nexus 5 Stories January 12, 2016

Nexus 5X gets a permanent $30 price cut on the Google Store

Update: Amazon’s price has now dropped to $349.99 shipped, down from $375. Best Buy still has the phone listed at $379.99.

You may recall on Black Friday, the Nexus 5X got a rather generous $80 price cut, lowering the cheapest model to $299. Then up until Christmas, it was $50 off from numerous retailers. It now appears that the less powerful Nexus smartphone is getting a permanent much needed $30 discount from the Google Store.

Nexus 5 Stories January 11, 2016

Deal: Googler-approved iOrange-E jacketed USB Type-C cables from $8 Prime shipped

Update: There are now some even better prices available. You can grab the 6ft cable at $9 Prime shipped w/ code BUE2SL39, the 1ft cable at $8 Prime shipped w/ code OZIWJRGS, and the 10ft variant at just $10 Prime shipped w/ code OYDTW5TH.

If you’re on the lookout for some USB Type-C cables for your new Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X (or perhaps even a Chromebook Pixel or a 12-inch MacBook), this is a good opportunity to grab some at a great price. Amazon offers the iOrange-E USB Type-C 6.6 ft braided cable for just $10 Prime shipped w/ code NSUFTGQ3, and the same cable in its 10ft variant for $15 Prime shipped w/ code IBXAME3M. These are the lowest prices we’ve seen…

Nexus 5 Stories December 21, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: Brand new Nexus 6 $250, Samsung Galaxy Gear Live $80, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

New Google Nexus 6 32GB by Motorola: $250 shipped (Reg. $350+)

Get a fully-capable Galaxy Gear Live Android Wear smartwatch for just $80

Nexus 6P is $50 off at the Google Store with free overnight shipping

SanDisk Connect Wi-Fi iOS/Android Flash Drive: 32GB $25 (Reg. $40), 64GB $40 (Reg. $60)

9to5Google Gift GuidesStephen, Abner, and Cam’s favorite Chrome and Android-powered products

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Headphones: Philips Over-Ears w/ Lightning Connector $199 (Reg. $240+), SoundPEATS Bluetooth Earbuds $9more

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 5TB Desktop External Hard Drive $115 (Orig. $180)

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

Hult blends copper and concrete in a stunning modern take on the Bluetooth speaker

Get Canary’s all-in-one home security system + air quality sensor for $179 (Reg. $200)

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The two new Nexus handsets this year have been received completely differently. While Huawei’s Nexus 6P is widely regarded as one of the best — if not the best — Nexus phones ever, LG’s Nexus 5X has been given the title “worse than the Nexus 5” on more than one occasion. I agree with that sentiment to some degree, and I would highly recommend you go with the Nexus 6P regardless of the size of your hands. There are some great advantages to a rebirth of the classic Nexus 5, but right now the phone is crippled by a software and hardware combo that leads to some unacceptable performance issues.

And now it looks like the phone is crippled by another problem in the case of one owner. Not unlike dozens of other phones over the years, it appears that at least one Nexus 5X unit had a faulty battery leading to a firey explosion…

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Nexus 5 Stories December 20, 2015

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Earlier this week, we reported that Google is going to start selling the Nexus 6P through Best Buy. In the US, the Google Store was the exclusive seller of flagship Nexus devices at launch. Over time more and more retailers started to sell the 5X and Best Buy is now the first to sell the 6P.

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Nexus 5 Stories December 17, 2015

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Google’s new Nexus phones are only a few weeks old, and yet you can already buy them at less than their full retail value. The Nexus 5X has been discounted since Black Friday weekend. Now, the flagship Nexus 6P has also seen a price drop.  You can now snag the smartphone with $50 discount in the US or Japan, direct from Google’s online store.

Smartphones aren’t the only products to see a price drop. Google has also discounted the Huawei Watch, Chromebooks and is offering deals on the new Chromecast and Chromecast Audio…

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Nexus 5 Stories December 14, 2015

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[Ed. Note: This is a rewrite of the original post which was the result of a miscommunication between editor and writer on coverage of an excellent Reddit writeup of an event. Apologies for the mistake]

Last week, Google hosted a Nexus Studio event open to the public in New York City. For three days, many teams that helped build the latest generation of Nexus phones were on hand giving talks and answering questions about the Nexus 5X and 6P. These included representatives from the Nexus industrial design, hardware, and engineering teams, Nexus software product managers, and the Android UX design team, among many others.

One Reddit user wrote up a very detailed post about all the things he learned from the “super friendly and surprisingly open” Google employees on hand. Below is a summary of the interesting information gleamed from numerous talks…

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Before the Nexus 6P launched, it seemed — thanks to some early render leaks — that four different colors of the phone were going to be available for consumers. Come the Nexus event in September, only three colors (Aluminium, Graphite, or Frost) were available in most regions, with only Japan announced to be getting access to the last “Special Edition” gold variant. According to people familiar with the matter, the company is planning to soon begin selling the Nexus 6P via Best Buy, and finally launch the gold variant in the United States after only just recently making it available to Japanese customers through cellular carrier SoftBank…

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Nexus 5 Stories December 13, 2015

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As made evident by their annual Santa Tracker and various Doodles, Google is a festive company during holidays. This whimsy extends to their employees who are receiving a Nexus 5X as a holiday gift this year…

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Nexus 5 Stories December 2, 2015

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Google makes a huge array of different products and a huge portion of the world uses Android every day. My two esteemed colleagues have covered the full breadth of Android and Google-y gifts for those you care about, but I’m doing just the bare essentials with my gift guide. Here we go…

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Nexus 5 Stories November 29, 2015

PSA: All Nexus 5X and 6P cases are 50% off on the Google Store

In addition to knocking $80 off all Nexus 5X models, the US Google Store is also discounting all cases for the latest Nexus devices by 50%. The discount is applied at checkout and covers the Nexus-branded Case and Folio, as well as those made by ADOPTED and Speck…

Nexus 5 Stories November 27, 2015

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Black Friday is upon us, and that means deals galore. As we mentioned in our gameplan for Apple buyers, though, the biggest “don’t” of Black Friday is to actually go to a physical store. To keep you in the comfort of your home today, we’ve pulled together all of the best deals for Google and Android fans — and all it takes is clicking a few buttons to have these products at your doorstep in a matter of days. Keep reading for the best Google-y Black Friday deals of 2015… expand full story

Google Store discounts see $200 price cut on Nexus 9, $80 off Nexus 5X [Amazon too]

Update: B&H also has the Nexus 5X at $80 off across the board.

Update: Looks like Amazon is upping the competition. The online retailer has price-matched the Google Store, and you can now pick up the 16GB Nexus 5X for $299 in black or white.  Sadly, the 32GB version is back-ordered, but the price is still listed at $349, the same as Google’s discounted price.

While you could pick up last year’s Nexus 6 64GB at a ridiculously low price ($260) on Amazon earlier today, Google’s official online store has some discounts of its own to offer for Black Friday. Perhaps most attractive is the $80 price cut on one of this year’s newest Nexus phones.

You can now buy the 32GB Nexus 5X for just $349 (down from $429), while the 16GB version is $299. At time of writing, all color options are in stock, but the discount only applies while inventory is there.  While it’s not the biggest discount we’ve ever seen, it’s still very generous given how new the Nexus 5X is. Google only announced the product last month, and it’s one of the only available phones to support Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.

While stocks last, you can also snag the Nexus 9 at a discount. The tablet is down to just $199 for the 16GB version and $279 for the 32GB model, cutting the price down by a hefty $200. As things stand (at least until the Pixel C is available), the Nexus 9 is currently one of the only tablets available offering a pure Android experience. Multiple manufacturers have Android tablets on the market, but most come with a boat-load of bloatware. For $199 I’d argue you can’t get a better Android tablet if you value performance and software purity.

If you’re curious to see what other deals are out there today, be sure to bookmark 9to5Toys’ Black Friday page and 9to5Mac’s Black Friday Gameplan.

Nexus 5 Stories November 25, 2015

CyanogenMod now supports Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X with CM13 nightlies

CyanogenMod fans will be pleased to know the team’s latest CM13 nightly builds now support the two latest and greatest pure Android smartphones. CM13 test builds for the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X both landed on CyanogenMod’s downloads page just a short while ago…

Nexus 5 Stories November 20, 2015

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Not a single phone manages to escape odd glitches and bugs at some point in its lifetime, and now it looks like it’s the Nexus 5X’s turn for a “gate”. I’ve told you about (what I believe to be) inexcusable performance issues, and now it seems many users are having another problem: unresponsive touch screens while the device is charging… expand full story

Nexus 5X available for purchase at Amazon and B&H Photo Video in the US

At the September launch event, Google put heavy emphasis on its recently launched web store being the sole place to buy the latest Nexus devices in the United States. That looks to be changing, however, as the Nexus 5X is now available for purchase from Amazon and at B&H Photo Video.

All storage configurations and colors are currently available at both stores, with B&H throwing in a free tempered glass screen protector and expedited shipping (1-3 business days).

It’s unknown is if the Nexus 6P will also become available in other stateside stores. The larger Nexus saw early availability constraints from Google and Huawei’s stores, though that has now cleared up and the phone is available through the Google Store in all options.

Previous Nexus devices have been sold in carriers stores and at other retail locations like Best Buy, and that is still the case outside the US.

Nexus 5 Stories November 19, 2015

Expansys rolls out its pre-Black Friday deals: Nexus 5 for $200, Refurbished Chromebooks from $120, more

You may have thought you would have to wait until Black Friday to save big on a Nexus 5 or a Chromebook, but Expansys is already offering deep discounts with savings on the Google Nexus 5 for $199.99 shipped (Reg. $349.99). You can also find Refurbished Chromebooks as low as $120 shipped. Head below for our full breakdown of the deals to be had there.

Nexus 5 Stories November 18, 2015

9to5Toys Lunch Break: SOL REPUBLIC Bluetooth headphones $70, New 64GB Nexus 6 $360, more

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Heads up! During Black Friday/Cyber Monday you’re going to have to follow us on Twitter to get the best deals since many sell out too quickly to post.

TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Bluetooth On-ear Headphones: SOL REPUBLIC Tracks Air $70 shipped (Reg. $100)more

Motorola Nexus 6 Unlocked 64GB: $360 shipped (Orig. $650) | eBay

Nexus 5 32GB Black/White in new condition: $210 shipped (Reg. $350)

7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablet: w/ FreedomPop: $60 shipped (Reg. $140+) | FreedomPop

Amazon’s Black Friday deals go live later this week w/ mobile shoppers getting extra perks

Top 5 ways to score the year’s best online Black Friday deals

10 can’t-miss deals for the holiday season: HDTVs, iPad Air 2, iPhone 6s, more

Giveaway: mophie juice pack reserve battery case for iPhone 6/s (multiple winners)

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Black Friday Magazine Deals start now from under $4/yr: Wired, Popular Science, Dwell, Rolling Stone, GQ, ESPN, more

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BLACK FRIDAY AD LEAKS & NEWS:

Best of Black Friday – Streaming Media Players: Apple TV 64GB $180, Roku SE $20, 2-Pack Chromecast (2nd gen) $50more

Best of Black Friday – Smart Home: Nest Thermostat $250 + $50 GC, Philips Hue kit $130

Best of Black Friday – HDTVs: 40-inch from $149, Samsung 55-inch Smart $580 (Reg. $1,200), more

Best of Black Friday – iPads, Tablets and e-readers: iPad Air 2 from $360, Amazon Fire $35 (Reg. $50)more

Best of Black Friday – Games: Xbox One/PS4 console bundles, deep discounts on games, more

Best of Black Friday – wearables: Fitbit Flex $59/Charge $90/more, $100 off Apple Watch, Android smartwatchesmore

Best Buy’s Black Friday ad brings deals on Apple Watch, Macs, HDTVs, games & more!

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MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

SanDisk Connect 32GB Wi-Fi Flash Drive for iOS/Android: $30 Prime shipped (Reg. $40)

App Store Free App of the Week: PDF Expert 5 goes free for the first time ($10 value)

Implosion – Never Lose Hope for iOS goes free for the first time as IGN’s Game of the Month ($10 value)

Hitman Sniper for iOS hits its lowest price yet: $2 (Reg. $5)

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

Pryme Vessyl skips the 8-cup rule for a user specific iPhone-connected recommendation

Mass Fidelity tries to solve virtual stereo sound with its new Core wireless speaker

 

Nexus 5 Stories November 16, 2015

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I’ve been feeling up the Nexus 5X for about a week now, and I’m undoubtedly impressed. It’s been a while since we’ve seen a Nexus phone in this size range, and — as someone who used the Nexus 6 as his daily driver for a year — it’s really refreshing to once again have a handset to match my hands. That was the first thing I noticed about the Nexus 5X. I have little-to-no tolerance for third-party bloatware, skins, and gimmicks, and stock vanilla Android is almost a non-negotiable for me. And in this one area, the 5X — the 6P, as well — delivers, and that alone puts it in a league of its own in my eyes. That alone makes this phone, for me, one the cream of the Android crop.

But there’s one thing that has been a recurring theme in my first week with the 5X: performance. It’s just simply not good enough, and in 2015, OS stutters, frame rate drops, and lag while switching apps is quite simply inexcusable, (but especially in any phone that costs more than $100). It’s not that the 5X is a crippled experience — no, I’m sometimes in buttery smooth Android heaven. But in those times that my phone just slows to a crawl in the middle of my day, whatever the reason may be, I can’t help but want to throw the 5X at a wall…

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: New 32GB Nexus 5 $210, Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 w/ FreedomPop plan $60, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Nexus 5 32GB Black/White in new condition: $210 shipped (Reg. $350)

7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablet: w/ FreedomPop: $60 shipped (Reg. $140+) | FreedomPop

TRACFONE Alcatel Onetouch Pixi GLITZ smartphone: $10 shipped (Reg. $20) | Best Buy

Amazon Gold Box – PNY storage up to 60% off: 128GB microSD $40, 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive $16more

Best of Black Friday – HDTVs: 40-inch from $149, Samsung 55-inch Smart $580 (Reg. $1,200), more

Best of Black Friday – iPads, Tablets and e-readers: iPad Air 2 from $360, Amazon Fire $35 (Reg. $50)more

Best of Black Friday – Games: Xbox One/PS4 console bundles, deep discounts on games, more

Best of Black Friday – wearables: Fitbit Flex $59/Charge $90/more, $100 off Apple Watch, Android smartwatchesmore

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Daily Deals: Seiki 39-inch 120Hz 4K 2160p HDTV $250, Aukey 3-Port USB Hub w/ ethernet $16more

LG 43-inch HDTVs: Smart 4K + $150 Dell Gift Card $600 (Reg. $800+), 1080p $300 (Reg. $350), more

BLACK FRIDAY AD LEAKS & NEWS:

Best Buy’s Black Friday ad brings deals on Apple Watch, Macs, HDTVs, games & more!

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

LG Google Nexus 5 16GB Unlocked GSM (Refurb) $150 (Reg. $300)

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

What Watch uses Bluetooth connectivity to tab the memorable moments of your life

Pulse brings Bluetooth LE + iOS connectivity to a slew of Canon and Nikon DSLRs

 

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Recently we brought you news that a Google engineer named Benson Leung was testing a bunch of USB Type-C cables and reviewing them on Amazon, so that you didn’t have to and risk ruining your brand new Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P or Chromebook Pixel. Just yesterday, Leung specifically called out OnePlus on his public G+ profile to shame the company on its use of outdated tech which isn’t just old, but could end up damaging people’s devices. In short: If you have a Nexus 6P, 5X or Chromebook Pixel, you couldn’t buy any of OnePlus’ Type C connectors to charge or connect them…

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Nexus 5 Stories November 11, 2015

Google expands its Nexus Protect warranty program to Canada

Google’s AppleCare-like warranty protection program Nexus Protect is now available in Canada. The company announced the expansion in a post on Google+ more than a month after the program launched in the United States alongside the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X.

Nexus Protect, for those unfamiliar, offers an additional year of coverage for mechanical breakdowns within your Nexus phone, as well as two years of protection from accidental damage like water damage and shattered displays. Google touts that, after you file a claim and it is approved, you’ll receive your replacement device as soon as the next business day, with shipping both ways covered. Nexus Protect coverage is attached to the phone itself, so if you switch carriers or give the phone to someone else, the coverage stays with it.

Nexus Protect runs $69 for the Nexus 5X and $89 for the Nexus 6P. It’s also important to note that claims are subject to a $79 deductible and that Nexus Protect only covers 2 incidents of accidental damage every two-years.

If you reside in Canada, you can find out more about Nexus Protect on Google’s webpage for the program here.

Nexus 5 Stories November 9, 2015

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I’ve had a Nexus 5X for just a few days, and one of the biggest things I love about this phone is the addition of Nexus Imprint. I like to keep my phone secure, but I really don’t like having to type a password every time I unlock (because, well, I unlock my phone dozens if not hundreds of times per day). But something I quickly noticed with Nexus Imprint on the 5X — especially since I have fingers big enough for a 6P — is that I simply miss the sensor far too often. I commonly find myself overshooting, sometimes even tapping on the camera since that’s about the distance my finger naturally lands.

So how did I fix this? Well, it turns out that it’s actually pretty simple. Thanks to the fact that you can register up to five different fingerprints in the Nexus Imprint settings, you can make your sensor almost impossible to miss. Instead of adding five different fingers, I decided to try adding five different parts of my right index finger… expand full story

Nexus 5 Stories November 7, 2015

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<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fenchtose.lenx&hl=en">LenX app</a> using older camera API

While taking pictures with third-party camera apps on the Nexus 5X, some users may notice that both the preview displayed by the phone and the image captured are upside down. While this error could easily be attributed with initial Marshmallow incompatibility on the part of the app developer, both software and hardware are to blame…

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Nexus 5 Stories October 29, 2015

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Google’s Nexus 5X may not the best budget smartphone you can buy, but it’s the only one that will appeal to purists out there. Google’s LG-made Nexus 5X is definitely worthy of some attention, but these days it’s a tough market out there for a flagship with a midrange price. The question is, can its $379 price tag win your heart and the cash in your wallet?

The Nexus 5X is the first budget Nexus we’ve seen in quite a while, the smallest as well, and as the name suggests, it’s the sequel to the Nexus 5. With that, you’ll find a very familiar plastic build with updated internals and a few extra surprises…

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: LG G Watch $60, Dell Venue 8 $280, Nexus 5 (unlocked) $175, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

LG G Watch Android Wear refurb: $60 shipped (Reg. $200) | BuyDig

Dell Venue 8 7000 Series 8.4″ Intel Atom 16GB Black: $280 shipped (Reg. $400) | eBay

New LG/Google Nexus 5 (unlocked): $175 shipped (Reg. $400) | eBay

Amazon offers over $70 worth of Android apps for free

Toshiba Canvio Connect II 3TB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive $100 shipped (Orig. $170)

Logitech K480 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard (refurb) $20 shipped (Orig. $50)

Giveaway: Polk Audio’s Omni Whole Home Music System – Soundbar w/ subwoofer and S2 Speaker ($880 value)

More new gear from today:

Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 (Mac/PC) is on sale for Prime members: $40 shipped (Reg. $70+)

More deals still alive:

Monoprice 15% off sitewide: MFi certified Lightning cables as low as $4more

A Dark Room — the best-selling iPhone/iPad RPG is now available for free (Reg. $1)

New products & more:

The Altwork Station cures the standing desk blues with its reclining design

Can a $99 Windows PC that connects to your iPad be any good?

Nexus 5 Stories October 26, 2015

Some early Nexus 5X adopters complaining of ‘yellow’ screens

The latest Nexus phones haven’t been out long, and yet it seems they’ve already caused the tiniest bit of controversy. A handful of early Nexus 5X adopters have been commenting for a few days on a growing Reddit thread, and it seems some units are arriving with a slightly warmer display. A number of commenters uploaded pictures comparing the white tones (which seem yellow) against other smartphones. The one that caught our eye, however, was user graffixnyc who uploaded pictures of a Nexus 5X side-by-side with another Nexus 5X.

What’s interesting here is that you’d expect the color gamut to be exactly the same on both phones, since it’s the same device. However, the Carbon (black) model’s screen was noticeably different to the Quartz (white) one.

It’s unclear as of right now exactly what the issue might be. One seemingly obvious explanation is that it has something to do with the curing process. We’ve seen it with other phone screens in the past, where the glue isn’t dried well enough under the glass, and so gives of a yellow-ish hue. Another explanation, perhaps, is that the different models have screens made by different manufacturers, or are produced slightly differently. There’s also a chance that this is a genuine fault, and if so, Google will need to deal with it.

There are a couple of commenters who spoke to Google reps who agreed to send replacements. Others were told that the 5X does have a ‘more yellow’ screen than previous Nexus phones, and that it’s not a fault, it’s just a slightly different color temperature.

Whatever the problem or solution may be, we’ve heard from someone with knowledge of the matter that Google is actively looking in to it. Let’s hope ‘looking in to it’ leads to a solution being found and Google making a statement of some kind in the near future.

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